Profile of a Dad and Dog Owner


In addition to blogging on his eponymous website, Robert is a writer and editor at Tall And True, an online showcase and forum for writers, readers and publishers. He also writes and narrates episodes for the Tall And True Short Reads podcast, featuring his short stories, blog posts and other writing from Tall And True.

Born in England in 1962, Robert’s family emigrated to Western Australia when he was two. And he swapped the cold English winters swaddled in warm boots and a duffle coat for growing up in sweltering hot Australian summers, barefoot in shorts and a singlet.

An English toddler - Robert Fairhead

Robert has always loved writing, and he self-published his first book, Sand Island, an Enid Blyton-Famous Five inspired adventure story, in 1972 when he was ten.

Since then, Robert’s book reviews and other writing have appeared in print and online media — many of which are shared on Tall And True.

In 2020, he published his début collection of short stories, Both Sides of the Story, and in 2021 his first twelve short stories for the Furious Fiction writing competition, Twelve Furious Months. And in 2022, his second collection of Furious Fictions, Twelve More Furious Months.

Besides writing, Robert’s favourite pastimes include reading, watching Aussie Rules football with his son and walking his dog.

He’s also enjoyed a one-night stand as a stand-up comic!

You can find Robert on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Mastodon. Or you can contact him via this website.

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Welcome to the blog posts and selected writing of a dad and dog owner, Robert Fairhead. A writer-editor at the Tall And True writers’ website, Robert also writes and narrates episodes for the Tall And True Short Reads storytelling podcast. In addition, his book reviews and other writing have appeared in various print and online media, and he’s published several collections of short stories. Please contact Robert for further details.